|Language Worked in||Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
|Education||She studied at D.A.V. School in Gopalapuram and later completed engineering|
|Favourite Cuisine||North East India South Indian|
Janani Iyer is an Indian film actress and model. Starting a modelling career after her studies, she appeared in over 150 television advertisements before getting signed by director Bala to essay the lead female role in the Tamil feature film Avan Ivan.
After her studies, she ventured into modelling and appeared in over 150 regional television advertisements. However, she said, she always dreamt of becoming an actress, considering acting to be her "passion in life". During her modelling career, she appeared in insignificant cameo roles in Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru (2009) and Gautham Menon's Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010).
In early 2010, following the recommendation of director A. L. Vijay, Janani went to audition for director Bala, who was looking for a Tamil-speaking new face for the lead female character in his new film project, Avan Ivan. Upon seeing her audition, Bala signed her for the role, saying he felt that she "fits into the role". The comedy-drama film, which also starred Arya, Vishal Krishna and Madhu Shalini, featured Janani in the role of an innocent police constable. Her next release was Paagan, in which she was paired opposite Srikanth. A critic from sify wrote, " Janani Iyer looks beautiful and it is a relief to watch a Tamil girl speaking in her own voice.